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07:00 AM ET 06.13 | Rarely do players worry about the math involved in teammates getting their own paydays. As Mike Williams fielded questions from reporters following a mandatory minicamp practice Wednesday, a Bucs' teammate walked by and shouted one request. "Pay the man," he said. And, in fact, it appears that Williams is closer to getting paid. Negotiations on a new contract between the Bucs and Williams, which accelerated following free agency and the NFL draft, may produce an agreement within weeks if not days. "All I can say about it is that it's very close," Williams said Wednesday. ... [Williams] is set to become a free agent at the end of the 2013 season. Bucs general manager Mark Dominik would like to get a deal completed prior to training camp.

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June 13, 2013  07:39 AM ET

Mike is a solid player, you better sign him, unless he's being greedy

June 13, 2013  07:48 AM ET

They put too much helium in that football. It's lifting him right off the ground!

June 13, 2013  08:16 AM ET

I can't think of one reason why anyone would voluntarily go to the Bucs.

June 13, 2013  08:19 AM ET

What was missed by the reporters was that a few minutes before the interview started Williams slipped $100 to his teammate to say that within hearing of reporters after the interview started.

June 13, 2013  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

They put too much helium in that football. It's lifting him right off the ground!

It's made of upsidaisium.

June 13, 2013  08:55 AM ET

I can't think of one reason why anyone would voluntarily go to the Bucs.

"Because it is not Houston"

June 13, 2013  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

It's made of upsidaisium.

From Mount Flatten in Frostbite Falls?

June 13, 2013  09:34 AM ET

I guess their going to sign themselves to a long term deal!!!

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June 13, 2013  11:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

You ever been to Tampa? Apparently not.

Bert: I took my guhrlfriend to Florida.
Me: Oh, did you go to Tampa with her?
Bert: A-yuh.

June 13, 2013  11:53 AM ET

Plus, he gets to live on Tampa Time.

June 13, 2013  11:54 AM ET

BTW - MacGahee has been cut! Saw that coming last week.

June 13, 2013  11:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

BTW - MacGahee has been cut! Saw that coming last week.

And you didn't warn him?

June 13, 2013  11:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I can't think of one reason why anyone would voluntarily go to the Bucs."Because it is not Houston"

Boo! Hiss!

June 13, 2013  11:59 AM ET
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And you didn't warn him?

At least they didn't use him as a bench mark through training camp then cut him on the final trim down. This gives him plenty of time to have a successful season on another team. Good karma move, Elway.

June 13, 2013  12:17 PM ET

Course there won't be a T&R on it until next week

June 13, 2013  12:47 PM ET
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At least they didn't use him as a bench mark through training camp then cut him on the final trim down. This gives him plenty of time to have a successful season on another team. Good karma move, Elway.

Coming off a knee injury, 10 years in the league , since you could see the Bronco's releasing him a week ago maybe you could tell us what team is desperate enough to hire a broken down, old RB.

 
June 14, 2013  12:24 AM ET

He'll get arrested to celebrate.

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